Antique Persian Ivory Mahal - CU-1534-A188 - Lavender Oriental Carpets View Rug - Lavender Oriental Carpets

CU-1534-A188 - Antique Persian Ivory Mahal

8ft 10in X 12ft 02in

Circa: 1920

Sultanabad-Mahal-Ziegler Rugs

“Sultanabad” is one of those magical Oriental rug types, something to conjure with. There are real Sultanabad's, of which this is one, those moderately coarse carpets woven in the Sultanabad/ Arak (Markazai) area/province before the First World War, and there are plenty of Mahal wannabees, rugs from the same area but lacking the expansive design and mellow palettes of the originals. Many, perhaps most, were woven under the aegis and at the order of the famous British firm of Ziegler. Originally these carpets were created for the middle class, but today designers cannot get enough of them and the market has moved upscale. Cotton foundations are standard, along with asymmetric (Persian) knots and a reasonably flexible handle. Colors: ivory/brick/navy/green/gold.

Vacuum your rug frequently and use a vacuum which uses suction and does not have bristles. If possible, set vacuum to low power setting and vacuum the rug up and down and do not use a back-and-forth motion.

If possible, rotate the rug every few years to allow foot traffic to be spread evenly and shade the rug from direct sunlight to avoid fading in areas.

A rug pad is recommended on all surfaces to prevent slipping and stop marking if on floors with grooves or lines. Professional cleaning is recommended every two or three years.

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